Defense

CENTCOM undertaking realignment to meet, defeat future threats

Posted February 28, 2018 by Terri Moon Cronk

Based on military progress in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, U.S. Central Command is undertaking an operational alignment and rebalancing effort to achieve three specific goals, CENTCOM commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel told the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 27, 2018.

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Into the fold: F-35C carrier qualifications aboard Lincoln

Posted March 26, 2018 by PO2 Jessica Paulauskas

Navy photograph by POC Mark Logico An F-35C Lightning II assigned to the Rough Raiders of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 125 performs a touch and go on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) completed fleet carrier qualifications (CQ) for…

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F-22 Raptor Demo Team rockets through FIDAE

Posted April 20, 2018 by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois

Air Force photograph Maj. Paul “Loco” Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies a demonstration at FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) in Santiago, Chile, April 4, 2018. Along with the demo team, members of the F-35 Lightening II attended FIDAE as a static display. U.S. Air Force…

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Team helps keep KC-135 fleet viable and relevant

Posted May 4, 2018 by Brian Brackens

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Keith Reed A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing, 91st Air Refueling Squadron, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., flies a training mission over central Florida. The KC-135’s principal mission is air refueling. This asset greatly enhances the U. S. Air Force’s capability to accomplish its…

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Laser Guided Bombs enhance Afghan Air Force Strike Capability

Posted May 21, 2018 by 1st Lt. Erin Recanzone

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jared J. Duhon An Afghan Air Force A-29 Super Tucano taxis to a parking spot March 6, 2018, Kabul Air Wing, Afghanistan. The aircraft is highly maneuverable, and capable of operating in austere environments and rugged terrain. Since March 22, 2018, the Afghan Air Force has both introduced and…

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Defense

Existing Huey bases will receive replacement aircraft

Posted June 22, 2018 by

Air Force photograph A UH-1N Huey helicopter prepares to land at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Air Force bases currently flying the UH-1N will receive upgraded aircraft sometime between 2020 and 2032. The Air Force announced June 20, 2018, that each UH-1N Huey location will receive replacement aircraft. The Air Force is replacing the UH-1N…

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Proposal would shift F-16 unit to Air Guard base in Tucson

Posted July 27, 2018 by AP

The Air Force wants to move an F-16 fighter squadron that trains Taiwanese pilots from one base in Arizona to another. The Air Force said it is proposing that the 21st Fighter Squadron, with its 14 jets and 191 personnel, be moved from Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, to the Arizona…

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Army, Air Force team on sensor to shooter prototype for multi-domain battle

Posted August 13, 2018 by Claire Heininger

In a high-intensity conflict against a sophisticated adversary, the speed and accuracy of long-range fires could be the difference between advance and retreat.

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Defense

ACC commander releases new command strategy

Posted September 10, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, released ACC’s 2018 Strategic Plan on Sept. 10, 2018. According to the document, the goals and priorities it outlines will ensure ACC continues to deliver combat-ready Airmen to exploit and control air, space and cyberspace. The strategy is based around Holmes’ three priorities: revitalizing squadron readiness, developing…

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F-35 ITF conducts first shipborne rolling vertical landing on HMS Queen Elizabeth

Posted October 15, 2018 by

The first ever Shipborne Rolling Vertical Landing was carried out Oct. 13, 2018, with an F-35B conducting trials onboard the new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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